James Cleveland is a Senior Vice President in GKB's Denver, CO, office. Mr. Cleveland provides quantitative financial analytical support to the Colorado Public Finance Group, Illinois Public Finance Group, Wyoming Public Finance Group and several others. He has more than 38 years of quantitative finance experience and has been with George K. Baum & Company since 1970. Mr. Cleveland specializes in structured financings, refunding bond issues and other technically driven financings, including variable-rate issues and issues incorporating derivative products. He has performed quantitative analysis for more than $25 billion of tax-exempt and taxable financings involving more than 1,000 issuers during his career. These financings include a wide variety of credits for school districts, cities, counties, universities, hospitals, special districts and many other tax and revenue-supported issues. Mr. Cleveland holds an MBA and a BA from the University of Colorado.